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  • Ag industry uses 19% of U.S. fossil fuels

Poplar ridge 622 Poplar ridge 622 Presentation Transcript

  • Global Food Issues: A Micronesian Case Study Dr. Greg Pillar Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Chemistry Thrive.
  • Fossil Fuel Resources Machines Purchased Inputs Farm Production Harvest & Storage Solar Energy Precipitation Carbon Dioxide “ Modern” Agriculture Plant Nutrients & Amendments Seed Water Agricultural Chemicals Fertilization Tillage Seeding Irrigation Pest Control
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Yap – Island of Stone Money
  • Yap – Island of Stone Money
  • Kosrae – Island of the Sleeping Lady
  • Kosrae – Island of the Sleeping Lady
  • Yap & Kosrae
  • Menzel & D’Aluisio, 2008 FSM - Food Culture
  • http://www.jonastonboe.com http://pohnpeitravel.com Taro
  • Bananas http://www.pbase.com
  • Coconut (& Copra) http://fats-and-oils.blogspot.com
  • http://dreamoftravel.wordpress.com/ Betel Nut
  • Photos by Jim Richardson, National Geographic “ The history of every nation, is eventually written in the way in which it cares for its soil” -- Franklin D. Roosevelt Soil Degradation
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  • B. Liang, Cornell University Julie Major & Bruno Glaser Terra Preta
  • Thank You!! Online: http://www.pillarenvironmental.com Twitter: PillarESci Email: [email_address] Thrive.